12 Most Poisonous Frogs on Earth



Image: Michael Gäbler

Dendrobates azureus

As children, many of us kept frogs we had found in jars and vivariums, or just took them home to show to our friends. The frogs on this list are a different ball of wax, not creatures anyone in their right mind would want to play with or even touch – in many cases, in fact, they are deadly poisonous.


Image: The Lord of the Allosaurs

Golden poison dart frog

These frogs use their poison solely for self-defense, not to kill prey, and what a good defense against predators it is. Many of them are poison dart frogs known for their use in making arrow poisons. Beautiful but deadly – it’s definitely a case of look but don’t touch with these suckers!

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